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Man who propped feet on Pelosi desk guilty in Jan. 6 case

Jan. 23, 2023 13:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Arkansas man who propped his feet up on a desk in then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office during the U.S. Capitol riot was convicted on Monday of joining a mob's attack on the building two years ago. A jury deliberated for approximately two hours before...

Lawmakers seek to bar insurrectionists from holding office

Jan. 22, 2023 08:08 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Democratic lawmakers in a handful of states are trying to send a message two years after the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol: Those who engage in an attempted overthrow of the government shouldn’t be allowed to run it. New York, Connecticut and Virginia are...

Brazil's army chief fired in aftermath of capital uprising

Jan. 21, 2023 18:46 PM EST

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva fired Brazil’s army chief Saturday just days after the leftist leader openly said that some military members allowed the Jan. 8 uprising in the capital by far-right protesters. The official website of the Brazilian armed...

3 active-duty Marines charged in Jan. 6 Capitol riot

Jan. 20, 2023 14:37 PM EST

A Marine who said he was waiting for “Civil war 2” and two other active-duty members of the military have been charged with participating in the riot at the U.S. Capitol, authorities said in newly filed court papers. Micah Coomer, Joshua Abate and Dodge Dale Hellonen were...

Retrial begins: Capitol riot suspect facing weapons charges

Jan. 17, 2023 15:37 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A Navy reservist who is charged with storming the Capitol on Jan. 6 is going back on trial in Virginia on separate charges that he illegally bought silencers — and talked about using them against Jewish people and others he considered to be enemies. Opening...

Brazil charges dozens in pro-Bolsonaro riots; more expected

Jan. 17, 2023 13:28 PM EST

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — The office of Brazil’s prosecutor-general has presented its first charges against some of the thousands of people who authorities say stormed government buildings in an effort to overturn former President Jair Bolsonaro's loss in the October election. The...

Police question Lebanese relatives of 2020 blast victims

Jan. 16, 2023 07:22 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Several relatives of the victims of the massive 2020 explosion at Beirut's port showed up on Monday to answer questions by police after they were accused of rioting and vandalism during protests over the stalled investigation into the blast. The rioting last week saw...

Top Brazil court greenlights probe of Bolsonaro for riot

Jan. 14, 2023 13:36 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Brazilian Supreme Court justice on Friday authorized adding former President Jair Bolsonaro in its investigation into who incited the Jan. 8 riot in the nation's capital, as part of a broader crackdown to hold responsible parties to account. According to the...

Brazil's Supreme Court agrees to probe Bolsonaro for riot

Jan. 14, 2023 00:06 AM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s Supreme Court has agreed to investigate whether former president Jair Bolsonaro incited the far-right mob that ransacked the country’s Congress, top court and presidential offices, a swift escalation in the probe that shows the ex-leader could face legal...

Montana man who brought juvenile son to Capitol riot charged

Jan. 13, 2023 18:52 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man who authorities say entered the U.S. Capitol with his juvenile son during the Jan. 6, 2021 riot was charged with misdemeanor crimes including disorderly conduct, according to court documents released Friday. Patrick William O’Brien was...